Reviews and Problems with Logitech Freedom 2.4 Cordless Joystick
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Not much use if it doesn't work
L. Blackmore, Amazon
4 January 2010
Summary: Wireless is a cool feature, very convenient. The weight is good, grip is nice and firm, but the whole thing is not particularly ergonomic, though -- kinda awkward to hold with the other hand while you're playing. Real problem, though: this thing isn't built to last. At all. After a few months, it starts losing calibration, floating all over the place, with the twist function failing to neutralize -- rendering the joystick useless.
Summary: ..the microswitches of the POV switch loose contact (bad solder points) or the X/R-axis potentiometers wear out (after 1-6 weeks). The latter just happened to my 5th (!) Freedom 2.4 after 3 weeks (the former doesn't happen if you resolder them switches after you unpacked the stick..) I'm done w/ Logitech until they change back to non-mechanical pickups for the X/Y/R axis (like the Interceptor.
Summary: This joystick has an awesome grip and feeling. For like 2 months. After those two months its unusable. Same thing happend to a friend of mine. Though he bought the none cordless one.. The thing that happens is that when I try to pull up the joystick acts like Im pulling the stick forward and the airplane starts to dive, I have to pull the stick all the way to the back to be able to lift, so everytime I try to pull up, I automaticly dive before pulling up, which has led...